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A New Podcast Explores Why 'Arthur' The Aardvark's Sister D.W. Was Voiced By Boys

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Jason Szwimer once voiced the sassy sister on the long-running kids show Arthur. He's now hosting the podcast Finding D.W. and reaching out to others who voiced the character when they were boys.

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No, You Don't Need To Be Worried Your Dog (Or Cat) Is Eating Cicadas

Saturday, June 05, 2021

An expert weighs in on the potential harm of this summer's most prominent critters when dogs or cats eat them

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Fully Vaccinated? Tell Us What You're Looking Forward To Most

Saturday, May 22, 2021

As more people get vaccinated and cities lift COVID-19 restrictions, NPR's Weekend Edition wants to hear what "firsts" you're looking forward to again.

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Marie Ulven, 'Girl In Red,' Talks Fame, Sexuality And Her New Album

Sunday, May 02, 2021

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Marie Ulven, who calls herself "girl in red," about her new album if i could make it go quiet.

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In 'Girlhood,' Teens Across The Globe Write About Their Everyday Lives

Sunday, February 28, 2021

'Girlhood,' a collection of diary-style entries by teen girls, aims to bust stereotypes about cultures while revealing girls' everyday lives.

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On 'Introducing...,' Aaron Frazer Contemplates Love And The Road Ahead

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Best known for drumming and singing with soul revival band Durand Jones & The Indications, Frazer charts his own course on his solo debut, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

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Our Favorite Global TikToks Of 2020: From A Handwashing Dance To A Literal Ice Box

Friday, January 01, 2021

As the clock ticks farewell to a terrible, horrible, very bad year, TikTok brought moments of joy. Here's what ticked the boxes for TikTok devotees.

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2 Deadheads, From 2 Generations, On 'American Beauty' At 50

Sunday, November 01, 2020

One lived through the Grateful Dead's heyday; the other was born after Jerry Garcia died. Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras and NPR producer Isabella Gomez Sarmiento trade notes on a shared obsession.

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On 'Wachito Rico,' Boy Pablo Yearns For His First Love

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Nico Muñoz of Boy Pablo chats with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his debut album, Wachito Rico.

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Coronavirus FAQs: What Are The New Dating Rules? And What About Hooking Up?

Friday, September 11, 2020

Should you go on a date with someone new ... or revisit an ex if you feel safer that way? How do you know if a potential partner is following pandemic safety rules? And is it safe to have sex?

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Whatever Happened To ... The Filmmaker Focusing On A New Face For African Women?

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Rosine Mbakam was headed from Belgium to Cameroon, her homeland, to make a documentary. Then lockdown struck. So did inspiration for a new topic: How coronavirus is linked to the "virus" of racism.

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Families Of Inmates Fear Postal Service Cuts Will Make Communicating Harder

Sunday, August 23, 2020

The pandemic has made it hard for prisoners to keep in touch with their families. Loved ones now worry that recent changes to the Postal Service could make staying in touch even harder

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Meet The Medical Professionals Playing Classical Music Together Online

Sunday, August 09, 2020

The National Virtual Medical Orchestra brings together health care workers and gives them a creative outlet during the pandemic.

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House Approves Bill To Create Smithsonian Museum For American Latinos

Sunday, August 02, 2020

The House has passed a bill with bipartisan support to create a new Smithsonian museum dedicated to American Latinos. If signed into law, that museum still has a long way to go to become reality.

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Coronavirus FAQs: Convertibles, Dishwashing, Dog's Paws, Bowling, Travel With Kids

Friday, June 12, 2020

This week we tackle frequently asked questions — and some infrequently asked ones as well. And we also have advice on how to decide about possible testing if you attended a protest.

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Kente Cloth: From Royals To Graduation Ceremonies ... To Congress?

Thursday, June 11, 2020

When a group of Democratic legislators donned kente cloth at the unveiling of legislation aimed at police brutality, critics weighed in. Here's a look at kente cloth — and the controversy.

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The Pandemic And Legal Abortion: What Happens When Access Is Limited?

Monday, June 08, 2020

The pandemic has caused some abortion providers to close and made it more difficult for citizens to go out. Clinics are looking for alternatives. Some are turning to telemedicine.

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From Murals To Tweets: The Global South Shows Solidarity With George Floyd Protests

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Whether by painting murals, tweeting or taking to the streets, people in countries struggling with conflict, poverty and other crises are showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Coronavirus FAQs: How To Stay Safe While Protesting, When To Go Out After Recovery

Friday, June 05, 2020

Also: If I head to a new state or country for a visit, do I need to self-isolate to protect others in case I'm contagious?

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Coronavirus FAQs: Is It Safer To Fly Or Drive? Is Air Conditioning A Threat?

Saturday, May 30, 2020

They're not exactly easy questions to answer. In the first case, you must consider motel cleaning regimens and the hazards of driving vs. the risk of sitting next to a sneezy air traveler.

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